BY PATRICIA DUFF
Jan. 8, 2014
It’s always hard to say goodbye to your baby, and as editor of this startup, it kind of feels like I’m letting go of a child.
Nobody appreciates the artistic community of Whidbey Island more than I do, so it’s hard for me to have to leave my role as editor of Whidbey Life Magazine. As is so often the case with non-profit companies, a lack of funds means my contract has come to an end at WLM.
The past 19 months of getting the online edition off the ground and onto the screens of my fellow island arts lovers has been a rewarding challenge, and I will miss the day-to-day excitement of watching the publication grow. But it will continue to grow if you keep reading, so keep that up!
Thanks to the magnanimous support of you readers, Whidbey Life Magazine will see its first glossy print edition this coming spring, and I look forward to being one of its contributors, and also to continuing my role as one of the WLM bloggers.
Other changes also include dropping the “members only” model. Whidbey Life Magazine now accepts all Whidbey Island arts-related news and events, not just those from members. Look for the “community arts info” submission form on the site this month.
I have to say that nothing has given me more pleasure than hearing the kind and positive responses of WLM readers when I run into you around the island. I appreciate the encouragement and support that has always been shown towards me, and I have loved every minute of writing the stories that illuminate the creativity that is inherent in this community.
It’s been a pleasure and I thank you for your part in making this all happen. Thanks, too, to all the writers, bloggers and WLM team for all your hard work; you’ve all made me look really good!
Happy New Year, everybody, and keep your eyes on Whidbey Life Magazine in 2014!
From the heart,